AAA: Reno 7, Sacramento 3

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C Fabian Pena: 3-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B (1), 1 HR (1)
SS Mitchell Tolman: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR (4), 1 SO
3B Thairo Estrada: 1-4, 1 2B (5), 1 SO, 1 E (7)

SP Anthony Banda: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 SO
RP Luis González: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HBP
RP Sam Wolff: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
RP Trevor Gott: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB

One bad inning ended up turning this game into a big loss.  When Luis Gonzalez came into the game in the sixth, he got the first batter to strikeout swinging, but immediately loaded the bases with a single, a hit batter, and a walk.  An error let one run score, and then a double cleared the bases to put four runs in for Reno.  One more would come in to put Reno up 5-1.

Sacramento did get on the board thanks to some home runs.  Mitchell Tolman had a solo home run in the fifth inning.  And Fabian Pena hit his first home run of the season in the ninth inning.

Other Notes:

  • Pena had been lightly used this season, only getting more than one at-bat in a game once before Sunday.  His three hits were his first of the season.  Pena last played in San Jose in 2019, getting into 40 games and hitting four home runs and a batting line of .222/.269/.396.
  • Anthony Banda had his best start on the season.  He’d given up 11 runs, 10 earned, in seven innings over his last two starts, but held Reno without runs or walks.  He still has allowed a batting average of .313, but he’s given up just one walk since allowing six in his first start.
  • Luis Gonzalez, meanwhile, had a nightmare outing.  He hadn’t allowed a run over his first three starts, giving up just one hit and one walk in three innings.  He’d had a 6.89 ERA in his last season played, in 2019.
  • Mitchell Tolman has hit home runs in back-to-back games now, giving him four on the season.  His season high is 10, hit in 2017.

AA: Bowie 5, Richmond 4 (10 Innings)

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SS Shane Matheny: 2-4, 4 RBI, 2 2B (3) 2 SO
RF Andy Sugilio: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SO
1B Frankie Tostado: 2-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 E (3)
C Andres Angulo: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B (4), 3 SO

SP Sean Hjelle: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO, 1 E (2)
RP Joey Marciano: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
RP Raffi Vizcaino: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR
RP Frank Rubio: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO

A ninth inning collapse led to an extra-inning loss for the Squirrels in their series finale.  Raffi Vizcaino came into the ninth, and got a quick out.  Buthe allowed a walk and a single to put two on.  After getting a second out, he gave up a game-tying home run to top Orioles prospect Adley Rutschman.  In the 10th with a runner placed on second, the Baysox got a line drive single and a sacrifice fly to score what would be the winning run.

The game negated a great game by Sean Hjelle, whose only mark against him was his own error, leading to an unearned run.  Hjelle had a season high in strikeouts with eight, giving him 26 strikeouts against eight walks in 17.1 innings.

Other Notes:

  • The last three hits that Shane Matheny has gotten have been doubles, all three he’s hit this season.  The last one was three games ago, though, on May 20th.  He’s drawn more walks, with 10 in 58 plate appearances, giving him a .310 OBP on top of a .167 batting average.
  • Raffi Vizcaino had the first blown save in the Richmond Squirrels season.  Vizcaino has only one save on the season.  Meanwhile, Norwith Gudino and Patrick Ruotolo share the team lead, with three saves apiece.
  • Joey Marciano remains unscored upon this season, with 12 strikeouts against four walks in 9.1 innings.

High-A: Eugene 3, Tri-City 2

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SS Simon Whiteman: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B (1), 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 SB (8)
2B Ryan Fitzgerald: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B (4), 1 SO
DH Jacob Gonzalez: 1-4, 2 RBI, 2 SO

SP Kai-Wei Teng: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 11 SO, 1 HR
RP Travis Perry: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 SO
RP Taylor Rashi: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO

Eugene won this game with some clutch inning in the 7th inning.  Down 2-1, Logan Wyatt singled with one out, and Tyler Fitzgerald doubled to move Wyatt to third.  That brought up Jacob Gonzalez with two out, and Gonzalez got the clutch single to knock in two runs and give the Emeralds the winning margin.

That meant Kai-Wei Teng’s excellent start did not get completely wasted, even if Teng did not get the decision.  Teng faced 20 batters on the night, and struck out a season-high 11.  That gives Teng 24 strikeouts in 17.2 innings, a 12.23 K/9IP rate.  He had a 9.94 rate in 2019.

Other Notes:

  • Franklin Labour was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning.  Though he stayed i the game at first to run, he was removed for the bottom half of the inning.
  • Simon Whiteman got a single, after having gone hitless over his last two games, and picked up a double, his second extra-base hit of the season.  Along with a walk, Whiteman’s eight steals are the highest on the team, and double the 2nd-best basestealer (Patrick Bailey, with 4).  Whiteman is tied for third in the league, with the leader having 13.
  • Ryan Fitzgerald got his first multi-hit game since May 13, as his batting average had dipped onto the interstate.  This game wasn’t enough to get back across the Mendoza line, leaving him at .196.
  • Travis Perry gave up a run in his first game of the season, on one hit and two walks.  Since then, over 10.0 innings, he’s allowed just one hit, three walks, and a hit batter, lowering his ERA to 0.84

Low-A: San Jose 6, Fresno 4

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C Ricardo Genovés: 3-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 2B (2), 1 HR (2), 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 E (2)
1B Abdiel Layer: 3-5, 1 R, 1 SO
CF Luis Matos: 1-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 SO

SP Ryan Murphy: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR, 1 HBP
RP Ivan Armstrong: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 WP
RP Austin Reich: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR

For San Jose, this time it was a Giants’ affiliate taking advantage of a late bullpen meltdown.  The Giants hadn’t even scored, down 2-0, until the 8th inning when Ricardo Genovés hit a 1-out single.  He was moved to third through a walk and a hit batter, and a wild pitch let him score the team’s first run.

But it was the ninth that was truly wild.  Still down 2-1, Jimmy Glowenke and Abdiel Layer each singled, and Marco Luciano walked to load the bases.  Luis Matos then singled to knock in two runs, and put him on base for Genovés  Genovés hit a 3-run home run to put San Jose up 6-2, enough to get the win.

Other Notes:

  • Genovés had a breakout day, falling a triple short of a cycle.  He added his second double and second home runs of the season, and had his third consecutive multi-hit game to raise his batting average to .346.  
  • Ryan Murphy had a perfect average day, allowing 2 runs in 6.0 innings after going unscored upon in his previous two starts.  He has 28 strikeouts against two walks in 20.2 innings.
  • Abdiel Layer did not hit a home run in this game, but he did pick up three hits to raise his average to a season-high .389.